Veganism has experienced rapid growth in popularity over the years. As more and more people go for animal-free products, the availability of high-quality, vegan-friendly restaurants has also risen. Are you thinking of going vegan yourself? Mesa has a high-quality selection of vegan-friendly restaurants that are worth trying. To help you out, we’ve curated a list of the top 10 vegan or vegan-friendly restaurants in Mesa. Check it out now!
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2043 S Alma School Rd, Lotus Market | Mesa
Looking for a laidback, vegan-friendly spot to grab Indian food? Then you need to check out Lotus Deli Indian Kitchen! This popular deli offers hearty portions of vegan and vegetarian dishes inside a relaxed dining room. Some of our favorite dishes include the Samosa Chaat, Bhel Puri, and Samosas. Mango lassi, rose milk, soda, and water are also available to help quench your thirst. Ready to go? Lotus Deli is open from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM everyday.
“I cannot say enough about Lotus Deli. Service is super friendly and helpful and the food to die for. I am vegan and asked exactly what I should get and they made sure they pointed out the things I could eat.” - Yelp Review
1823 S Greenfield Rd, Ste 105 | Mesa | royyimthai.com
At Royyim Thai Cuisine, you can expect authentic and delicious Thai food as well as friendly, professional service. Only fresh, high-quality ingredients are used for the restaurant’s savory dishes. Many of the plates are also made from the owner’s family recipe book.
While Royyim Thai Cuisine isn’t a strictly vegan restaurant, it does offer plenty of vegan options for guests. Vegan versions of popular Thai dishes like the Pad Thai, Pad See Yew, and Drunken Noodle are all available. Whether you dine in or order takeout, you can expect to enjoy some of the best vegan Thai food of your life!
“I have enjoyed Thai food before, but since coming here, I don't want to go anywhere else. I refuse to want any other Thai cuisine if it's not Royyim. Their vegan options are amazing. I love their edamame with their vegan sauce! It's to die for!” - Yelp Review
2240 N Scottsdale Rd | Tempe | greenvegetarian.com
Green New American Vegetarian is your one-stop-shop for vegan comfort food. Located in nearby Tempe, Green New American offers delicious vegan plates made from fresh, top-shelf ingredients.
On the menu, you’ll find a wide variety of hearty dishes like the Peanut Chicken Burrito, Chicago Cheesesteak, and Big Wac burger. All of these plates are made with 100% plant-based ingredients, vegan cheeses, and mock meats. But there’s a good chance you’ll barely be able to taste the difference!
“Amazing food. Their tacos are delish and their buffalo wings are great too. Very friendly staff and amazing service.” - Yelp Review
1726 E Southern Ave, Suite 3 | Tempe | genuinefresche.com
Who doesn’t enjoy eating a fresh acai bowl to help yourself wake up or to recover from a tough workout? Genuine Fresche serves some of the best acai bowls in Tempe. All of its bowls can be adjusted and personalized to be vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free. They’re pretty tasty too.
From the Tropical Blend bowl to the Chocolate Coconut Blend, all of the bowls are made from fresh ingredients and whole fruit for the ultimate tasting experience. If you decide you aren’t in the mood for an acai bowl, you still have a wide selection of juices, smoothies, and power shakes to choose from!
“Absolutely love this place and the fresh fruit that they serve. My all time favorite bowl is the Peanut Butter Bowl. The fruit is always fresh, the drizzle of honey is perfectly sweet without being too overwhelming, and I am always filled (but in a good way) after eating.” - Yelp Review
105 W Main St | Mesa | thenilecoffeeshop.com
Need an extra morning pick-me-up? The Nile Coffee Shop, located in Downtown Mesa, is ready to welcome you into its rustic dining space with vegan breakfast foods, locally-roasted coffees, and in-house baked pastries. They even host live events, like jazz bands and wrestling exhibits!
Since opening in 2015, Nile Coffee Shop has welcomed thousands of visitors looking for a delicious vegan breakfast and a quick coffee. From the Pumpkin Pecan Oats to the Squawker Texas Ranger sandwich, all of Nile’s vegan plates are cooked to perfection.
“I love Nile Coffee. It checks all the criteria for a good coffee shop. Good coffee, check. Good food, check. Good employees, check. Good vibe, check. What's more, everything on the menu is plant-based.” - Yelp Review
1804 E Southern Ave, Suite 1 | Tempe | lovinghut.us
Loving Hut is a vegan haven. Located in Tempe, Loving Hut offers an exciting assortment of fresh and healthy vegan plates. Appetizers, soups, curry, salads, burgers, and more can be found on the restaurant’s extensive menu.
A lot of the restaurant’s menu items are Asian-fusion dishes, such as the Save the Planet Curry and Be Kind Crispy Noodle. But classic American plates like burgers and hot dogs are also served at this popular vegan joint. If you’re feeling thirsty, you can try one of Loving Hut’s specialty drinks, like the Iced Mumbai Chai or Loving Limeade to help you wash your meal down. Enjoy!
“My husband wanted to eat here, but I haven't ever had vegan meals. He ordered the Amazing Sauté and I had the Hawaiian burger. Um....it was all AMAZZZZZING! I can't even believe this food is vegan. My burger had so much flavor. Flavor overload.” - Yelp Review
5555 N 7th St, Suite 108 | Phoenix | verduraphx.com
Located in nearby Phoenix, Verdura is another popular vegan spot that offers 100% plant-based dishes. If you’re looking for large, hearty dishes to fill up your stomach, Verdura is the place for you! The menu boasts an exciting array of shareable appetizers, salads, bowls, and handhelds. Some of our favorite dishes include the Killa Kimchi bowl, Chickpea Parm handheld, and Carne Asada Nachos.
Drinks are, of course, available too. Coffee, tea, cocktails, and draft beer are all featured on the menu and are ready for your enjoyment. In need of a nice deal? Hipster Hour is held weekdays from 3pm-6pm and offers great deals like $5 drafts and $2 off select shareables.
“I appreciate that they have a variety of meals on their menu so that you can go as comfort food-y or as clean eating as you'd like. If you're put off by the price, the portion sizes are ginormous — you could easily share an entree. In fact, we did share an entree and still had to take food home.” - Yelp Review
1010 W Southern Ave, Suite 7 | Mesa | greencorneraz.com
Green Corner Restaurant serves some of the best Mediterranean food in Mesa. This vegan-friendly restaurant immediately makes you feel at home with its cozy dining space and friendly service. On nice days, you can even sit on its spacious outdoor patio.
Not all of the dishes on the menu are vegan. However, you will easily be able to find a nice selection of vegan foods here. The Falafel Plate, Vegetarian Plate, and Fattoush Salad are some of our favorite vegan dishes.
“I brought a good friend to this place after a meeting. They never cease to impress at Green Corner. I ordered the shawarma plate and my compa ordered the grilled plate. Both were perfect and enough for two meals. I boxed mine up and re-enjoyed the next day. I'll be back!” - Yelp Review
3861 E Baseline Rd K136 | Gilbert | seedshacks.com
Seed Shack offers a creative menu filled with American and Asian fusion dishes. Made from seasonal herbs and ingredients, Seed Shack’s dishes are bursting with flavor. And it’s all vegan. Gluten-free options are also available.
Small plates, burgers, sandwiches, and salads can all be found on the menu. Seed Shack also offers delicious floats and smoothies, which are perfect for enjoying alongside your meal or as dessert. Coming with kids? Seed Shack offers a small, but enticing kids section with tofu nuggets, mac & cashew cheese, and a PB & J English muffin. It’s the perfect spot for the whole family!
“I am in awe of how good this burger is being vegan and GF. The fresh veggies, the juicy meatless patty, the seeded gluten-free bun, and flavorful sauces literally made me roll my eyes back. Tastes like a regular burger which I have missed so much. In LOVE with Seed Shack.” - Yelp Review
1887 E Williams Field Rd, Suite 103 | Gilbert | cinnaholicgilbert.com
Have a sweet tooth that needs to be satisfied? Cinnaholic offers delicious, 100% vegan treats including cinnamon rolls, brownies, and cookies! Gluten-free options are also available. Seasonal items like the Pumpkin Spice Roll, Custom Wreath Cake, and Sweater Weather Roll have just been added for the winter.
Feeling creative? Cinnaholic also lets you build your own cinnamon roll or cinnastack. You can choose your frosting and add toppings. Chocolate chips, coconut, blueberries, and more savory ingredients can be added to your roll.
“If you have never been, well you have to try it at least once. I would say to make sure that you have checked out the menu before you go. If you don't then you might be overwhelmed while holding up such a congested line in such a small place.” - Yelp Review
The vegan restaurant scene in Mesa is only continuing to grow! Whether you are trying to incorporate more meatless meals into your diet or you’re a seasoned vegan, you have a variety of options at your disposal. Which restaurants on the list do you plan to visit next? Let us know!